The Morning After*

October 19, 2014

Judy Teresa - The Morning After
The Morning After
By Judy Teresa
2014 Walk Award

Dressed in denim
the bride sits on the curb
of the circular drive
at Bellwether Hotel.

The wedding dress
is bundled in her arms
like a soiled sheet ready
for the laundry.

Some feet away
her indifferent husband
and their pull-along suitcase
stand upright waiting.

What will become
of the wedding dress?
Will it be cleaned, boxed,
and stored for perpetuity?

What will become
of the couple now
that they’re married
and no longer engaged?

*Copyright 2014 by Judy Teresa. Broadside designed and illustrated by Anita K. Boyle, Egress Studio.

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